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Re: [SLE] AMD running too hot
I just built a system with an Athlon 1.3 Ghz and I would like to know how you
guys are monitoring the temp of your CPU from SUSE?

On Wednesday 22 August 2001 06:23, you wrote:
>Hello Jon
>Regarding my problem, there's not setting in my bios to control
>the reboot behavior (based on temperatures), but I guess you're
>right, that it's locked on 60°... which is ridiculous because my
>Athlon is rated to run up to 95°...
>Concerning your problem, I think it's bad, this looks like a
>typical hardware problem, maybe you could check for a bios update...
>There seems to be something wrong, maybe your mobo sets the
>voltage to high on rebooting?
>I hope you get it fixed.
>Kind regards
>Hey all,
> Just a quickie - On the old AMD thread of things:
>I have an AMD Athlon 1GHz on a K7VZA mobo.
>This is linux related as I run linux on that machine - but is
>more of a
>hardware question.
>If the computer has been on for any length of time, there is
>about a 90%
>chance the following will happen when I turn the machine off and
>on again:
>The machine doesn't "turn on" - We have power, but it doesn't
>get to the
>Graphics card init, and the processor QUICKLY heats up![I turn
>it off in a
>matter of seconds, and the heatsink is difficult to hold due to
>the temp].
>If I remove the heatsink and cool it down with a desk fan and
>then refit it,
>then about 80% of the time it will work straight away when I
>turn the
>machine on... And then if I go into BIOS temperature readings, the
>temperature rapidly decreases as the heatsink does its job... it
>has been as
>high as 70 degrees!!!
>Otherwise the CPU runs at about 34 deg Celcius after running
>Linux or
>Windows for hours on end.
>Oh, the case is open and has a desk fan blowing into it until I
>get to the
>shop for a few case fans! "System Temperature" stays at around
>25% celcius
>at the moment.
>And ideas?
>Flaky mobo or procesor maybe? I hope not as I can't really
>afford to shell
>out on a new one!!! If needs must though....
>Jon Jeffels, the Purple Tiger
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Marianne Taylor

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